Lectures and Talks


In the Auditorium. Cost: Adults $5, Seniors and Students $4, Members $3. Reservation and ticket required at 613-998-8888.

Thursday 7 June at 6 pm
Van Gogh and the Concept of Genius, by Joan Greer, Associate professor, History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture, University of Alberta. Joan Greer holds a doctorate from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. She is an expert on the mythologizing and reception of Van Gogh.

Thursday 21 June at 6 pm
Van Gogh and Japan: Visions of Utopia, by Tsukasa Kōdera, art historian and professor of art history at Osaka University in Japan. He has published extensively on Van Gogh. Presented with the support of the Japan Foundation.

Sunday 8 July at 2 pm
Van Gogh from Near and Afar: 1887–1890, by renowned art historian Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov, a professor emeritus at the University of Toronto. Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov has organized a number of exhibitions on Van Gogh, including one at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris that earned her a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques.

Sunday 12 August at 2 pm
The Colours and Flavours of Van Gogh’s France, by Alexandra Leaf, culinary historian and co-author of the award-winning book Van Gogh’s Table at the Auberge Ravoux (2001).

Sunday 19 August at 2 pm
Sur les traces de Van Gogh en France. Portrait touristique et historique d'Arles, de Saint-Rémy-de-Provence et d'Auvers-sur-Oise (Following Van Gogh's Footsteps in France: Touristic and Historical Portrait of Arles, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, and Auvers-sur-Oise), by Stéphanie-Anne Ruatta, Doctoral candidate at the Université de Nantes, lecturer, and designer of cultural and touristic circuits. In French with simultaneous interpretation.

Meet The Curators

In the Auditorium. Free admission.

Sunday 27 May at 2 pm
Discussion with exhibition guest curator Cornelia Homburg, an independent art historian who lives in France and has published many books on Van Gogh.

Sunday 22 July at 2 pm
Discussion with Anabelle Kienle Poňka, Associate Curator of European art at the National Gallery of Canada and co-curator of the exhibition Van Gogh: Up Close.

Organized by the National Gallery of Canada and the Philadelphia Museum of Art